Tecnica Cochise Pro Light

Yes, those are indeed tech fittings you see at the heel and toe of Tecnica's new Cochise Pro Light ski boot, and believe me, they're not just for decoration. The Cochise Pro Light joins a host of new touring-oriented ski boots from Alpine makers who are now testing the A/T waters. Where their peers have been cautious, however, Tecnica gives us a cannonball splash. The three-buckle Pro Light is a true touring boot, built to climb, with a fully-realized walk mode that feels very much like a Scarpa or Garmont offering.

— April 1, 2013

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents